Sunday, February 3, 2013

Moxie Fab World: 75 Creative Challenges

I love that Moxie Fab World offers so many challenges 
and....lots of time to get it done. 

Make an itty bitty card challenge  #23  has been on my mind from the start. I had some stamped mittens layered then cut out - left among holiday embellishments and I simply added them to a 3" square card base and printed warm wishes. 
Well ....that was just too simple. Not worthy of the completion. 

 I can't be that easy...let's add some layers, and burlap.
Weave some 1/4" strips, then cut a heart shape.

Add some charming chicks, bitty hearts and flowers....
finish it off with some love. Sweet!

I had to buy this adorable little teddy bear with the roses on her hat after seeing this card: 

by Loll  
I've see many of my blogging buddies using images from: Bugaboo Digi Stamps  and I've resisted as long as I could. It's certainly isn't a huge expense and it's fun to make the images different sizes.
 My concern was the my ink jet printer smears when using markers. After looking through the FAQ... I now seal the images with clear acrylic sealer to prevent smearing.
I've been coloring and cutting out and feeling like a kid. 

While I practice coloring with markers and then colored pencils, I programmed my cricut to cut the elements I wanted to recreate this step card:

I knew as soon as it was finished I would want to replicate it using my own cut files instead of the stickers used on this one. I started cutting the little camper. First I cut it from mirror card stock including all the elements, then cut a shadow outline to back the separate pieces.

After assembling 2 silver campers...  I was looking through my scraps  and found the sweet baby pink scraps from the sizzix's  big shot packaging. I immediately pictured a girly step card using a baby pink camper. I love recycling packaging especially the heavy weight glossy colored card stock. The quality shows and I love to use a big round stylus to emboss the edges- rounding out the cut. Little details make a difference.

Next I will make files for the fish and the fishing pole as well as little evergreen trees, the camp fire. I love the fishing hat but I will need create the hooks with wire.

I'm going to leave you with that, I hope it will encourage you to stop back and see how these elements are used on a card. I can't wait to see myself. Haha!

Have a Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Be well my friend and thanks for your time. ~ Carole


  1. Well, you are just having way too much fun over there, Carole!! Your cards are fantastic from the simplest to the most complicated! Isn't it fun to get on a roll? You are just about done with one and then your eye happens on a little bit of scrap or a button and you think, hey ... hope you keep on that roll!!

  2. Whoa....every one of your cards is absolutely adorable!!! the little blue mittens are sooo cute and I just love how you added the two birds to the woven heart...such a gorgeous design!!! Love all your coloring and the sweet little die cuts, too!!!

  3. Gosh...I have so much to talk about that I may just write you if this messes up. Congrats on cutting the files, I have the bear and now I must totally CASE and huge kudos to you for working with such a tiny card which are both wonderful wonderful wonderful...sometimes the easiest and simpliest can speak the loudest.

  4. PS...I need to know the link to the post from yesterday with the 2 sweeet worms and flowers...ok...caterpillars ... haha

  5. Hey Carole! Thanks for linking this up to the Make an Itty Bitty Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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